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Old 03-02-2010, 09:14 PM   #1
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Turbo on a virago 920

I have a yamaha virago 920, i think im going to pick another one up soon for a couple hundred dollars. I have a broken ford probe gt with a ihi vj-11 turbo. What would be the best way to turbo the virago with the vj-11? I remember reading somewhere to use a microsquirt and a different carb boot, but i cant find that anymore. Anyone have any insight on how to do this?
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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You didn't get your questions answered in this thread?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525766

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:29 PM   #3
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You didn't get your questions answered in this thread?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525766

I havent been on here in so long i forgot that i even posted a thread about it. Yea i read it and people just keep saying its a bad idea. I suppose.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:36 PM   #4
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You could. But not cheaply.


If you have to ask questions like that here; then there is no way you're ready to tackle a project like that.

A friend of mine had a turbo bike project... he started with a GPZ turbo, sunk well over $17,000 into it. After the third time of blowing the head and cylinders off the case he gave up on it. And that was an engine designed from the get-go to have a turbo. (albeit not with 23lbs of boost!)
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:54 AM   #5
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If you're into it and creative, give it a try. Here is a good example link. It's a '78 Ford Fairmont a guy put together for about 5 or 6 grand than runs in the 9's in the quarter mile. He cobbled it together with all sorts of used and e-bay parts. You out to be able to come up with some sort of cheap and nasty turbo set up for a Virgo pretty easily. You are definitely ready to tackle a project like this because if you grenade it, you learn something if it works even half assed you learn something. Do it. Keep posting updates of your progress and maybe you will get advice and help. Maybe we'll learn too.
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Old 03-03-2010, 10:57 AM   #6
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With a turbo that large ,as others have pointed out ,you will need more displacement to push enough exhaust through the turbo to make it work.
So ,I suggest rather than give up you double up. Yep ,two 920 's plumbed into the car turbo should do it. Stretch the frame ,hook it up and ROCK. You'll rule the drive in!
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